Somali Independence Day

Mama Sahra Isn't Going Anywhere

Somali Community Services of Seattle director Sahra Farah fights the displacement of a housing boom with a singular blend of patience and vigilance.

06/27/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Rainier Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat in Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach

This swath of the city is short on hype, but its restaurants offer a globe’s worth of dishes.

05/21/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Truly Vital

How Seattle Copes: Gloria Hatcher-Mays Runs the Rainier Valley Food Bank

The executive director has seen the community hub through phases of pandemic response.

04/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

Archipelago’s Progressive Filipino American Cuisine Debuts December 1

The spirit of the Philippines fashioned through Pacific Northwest ingredients.

11/29/2018 By Rosin Saez

Morning Fizz

City Council Fundraising and Rainier Valley Gentrifying

Caffeinated news featuring the latest candidate fundraising and angry emails to SDOT

06/11/2015 By Josh Feit

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: March 30–April 5

Kate Wallich explores post-postmodernist dance with 'Splurge Land' and the Sonics fittingly play Sonic Boom: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

03/30/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Critic's Notebook

Who Makes the Best Chicken Dinner in Seattle?

Just ask the folks in Rainier Valley. Or read this.

01/12/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Pastries for All Diets, Wings and Waffles for Non Diets

A gluten-free bakery on Capitol Hill, a vegan sweet shop in Phinney Ridge, big Ballard bar news, and a den of wings and waffles opens in Rainier Beach.

09/26/2014 By Kristen Farnam


PubliCalendar: Rainier Valley Greenways Meeting

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/16/2014 By Kristen Farnam


PubliCalendar: Humanity's Sustainable Future

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/15/2014 By Kristen Farnam


PubliCalendar: Dandelions Be Gone

Today's picks for civic nerds.

07/17/2014 By Ezra Parter


Two Euro Classics in the South End

A taste of Tuscany in Rainier Beach; a promise of Paris in Mount Baker.

11/28/2012 By Kathryn Robinson


Former Council Member McIver: Build Stadium in Rainier Valley

A former council member argues for a Rainier Valley arena.

05/01/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Mom Gets Tough With Carjacker

Body pulled from Lake Washington; man stabbed near Pioneer Square; mom talks carjacker into returning stolen car.

01/17/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Two Weekend Shootings In Rainier Valley

Two shootings in the Rainier Valley, stolen car torched in New Holly.

11/07/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Teen Accidentally Shoots Himself, UW Student Severely Beaten, A Flasher, and Crab Theft

Teen accidentally shoots himself on bus, crab theft, UW student beaten after party, more details on a home invasion, a flasher, and Phoenix Jones

10/11/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

City Hall

McGinn: Rainier Valley a Work in Progress

In a speech on the state of the Rainier Valley, McGinn touts the city's accomplishments in the area, including a reduction in nonviolent crimes, but acknowledges the city could be doing a lot more.

06/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

State of the Tunnel?

Will Mayor Mike McGinn be able to resist talking about the tunnel at today's State of the Valley speech?

06/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Hot Spots

For Your Weekend Consideration: St. Dames

The dinner house on MLK Way is at the top of the vegetarian game.

03/04/2011 By Christopher Werner